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Factor

A financial institution that buys a firm's accounts receivable and collects the accounts.
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Factor

A third party that buys a firm's accounts receivable. If a firm is not confident in its ability to collect on its credit sales, it may sell the right to receive payment to the factor at a discount. The factor then assumes the credit risk associated with the accounts receivable. This provides the firm immediate access to working capital, which is important, especially if the firm has a cash flow problem. The price of factoring is determined by the creditworthiness of the firm's customer, not of the firm itself. It is also known as accounts receivable financing.
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factor

A firm that purchases accounts receivable from another firm at a discount. The purchasing firm then attempts to collect the receivables.

factor

To sell accounts receivable to another party at a discount from face value. Thus, a firm in need of cash to pay down short-term debt may decide to factor its accounts receivable to another firm.
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factor

  1. a firm that purchases TRADE DEBTS from client firms. See FACTORING.
  2. a firm that buys in bulk and performs a WHOLESALING function.
  3. an input (for example raw material, labour, capital) which is used to produce a good or provide a service.
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factor

  1. 1a FACTOR INPUT that is used in production (see NATURAL RESOURCES, LABOUR, CAPITAL).
  2. a business that buys in bulk and performs a WHOLESALING function.
  3. a business that buys trade debts from client firms (at some agreed price below the nominal value of the debts) and then arranges to recover them for itself. See FACTOR MARKET, FACTORING.
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Frontline Therapy for Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma by Stage and Prognostic Factors. Clin Med Insights Oncol 2017; 11: 1179554917731072.
The univariate analysis revealed that the age at diagnosis younger than 60 days (p=0.049 for SNL and p=0.019 for OS), age at operation younger than 70 days (p=0.005 for SNL and p=0.008 for OS), and successful surgery (p<0.001 for SNL and p<0.001 for OS) were good prognostic factors, whereas the presence of fibrosis and/or cirrhosis on the liver pathology indicated poor prognosis (p<0.001 for SNL and p=0.002 for OS).
Surgical results and prognostic factors of pathologic N1 disease in non-small-cell carcinoma of the lung.
(%) Complete response 0 (0) 3 (8) Partial response 4(11) 8 (22) Overall response 4(11) 11 (30) Stable disease 19 (50) 12 (32) Progressive disease 14 (37) 13 (35) Not evaluable or not 1 (3) 1 (3) assessed Table 5: Prognostic factors by univariate analysis and multivariate analysis.
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Fifty-five pairs of patients with relapsed/refractory NSGCT treated with either initial salvage CDCT or HDCT between 1981 and 1995 had full matches on at least 4 of 5 selected prognostic factors (primary tumor location, response to first-line treatment, duration of response, and serum AFP and serum HCG).
Univariate analysis identified CA19.9 response, the presence of liver metastasis, Karnofsky performance status score, and NLR as significant prognostic factors for high PFS.
Prognostic factors evaluated were tumor histology, grade, depth of myometrial invasion, maximum tumor diameter, lymphovascular invasion, nodal status, elevated CA-125, and thrombocytosis.
Patient characteristics, prognostic factors, average survival times, and p-values are given in Table 1.
"Young age is an unfavorable prognostic factor, but this should not be per se a reason to recommend mastectomy when a conservative procedure might be performed."
Tumor size has been recognized as an important prognostic factor in lung cancer for many years.